City approves detour for truck traffic during road work


HURON — City commissioners on Monday approved an agreement with the state Department of Transportation to establish another detour, this one for truck traffic, during the project to reconstruct Highway 37 (Dakota Avenue North) between Third and 15th streets.
Northbound trucks will be bypassed off Dakota Avenue and onto Market Street and then Lincoln Avenue when on the way to Highway 14.
When the Highway 14/37 junction is being rebuilt, northbound truckers wanting to go east onto Highway 14 won’t be able to make what will be a tight turn at that intersection. Southbound truckers will be able to use a Kansas Avenue Northeast detour and turn either east or west when they get to the junction.  
Also, the 21st Street and Dakota Avenue South intersection is part of the project. There will be head-to-head traffic at that intersection for a short distance. That work will be completed prior to the State Fair, but the north Huron construction project won’t be finished in time.
Meanwhile, commissioners also reminded the public that yard waste collection will resume this Wednesday for the entire city on that day.
Containers should be out at their collection points the night before.
Starting the week of April 15, yard waste containers will be picked up in the regular collection schedule. The green containers will be dumped on the same day of the week that residents have their garbage and recycling containers collected.
The drop-off area for compost will remain closed until the ground is dry enough to drive on. Residents may bring their leaves and tree branches to the rubble site during open hours at no charge.
Commissioners also:
• Appointed Ron Gogolin as a hearing examiner, replacing the resigning Roger Bell.
• Set April 29 as the bid-opening date for a grading and surfacing project on Third Street Southwest, between West Park Avenue and Union Avenue, in the Horizon Industrial Park. Bidders will be asked to submit options for both asphalt and concrete surfacing and the engineering department will then make a recommendation to the commission.
• Approved a road oil price of $588.94 per ton, delivered, off a Beadle County bid from Jebro Inc. of Sioux City. The street department expects to purchase 110 tons for a total of $64,783. The road oil is used for chip sealing streets. 

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